Monday, June 23, 2008

October Tampa Show

There is an obedience trial in Tampa in October. I think I can have Scorch ready by then if we just step up the training schedule. We're going to start Novice classes at the SOTC (if they will let us jump ahead of Basic) in a few weeks.

Right now our goals are:
1. Stand for exam. The current state of this command is wretched. I'm ashamed to have neglected this exercise for as long as I have.
2. Anticipation of commands. "Come" and "sit vs. down" in particular.
3. Longer stays.

Other than that, we need to polish up our heelwork and start proofing. Oh, and be neutered. :) I don't know that I can bear waiting until 11 months.

Pictures from the park:

Wolfie is a whole lotta crazy.
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Cherry, a rescued Newf.
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Harvey, her Newf brother.
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Sammy, an older Lab.
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I don't know this dog's name, but he enjoyed spending time with my pups.
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Friday, June 20, 2008

Good lord, keep her away from photoshop!

Um, I may have gotten a little carried away playing around with photoshop. :)

It certainly does make me feel better about using the Kodak point-and-shoot though. I do hate that blogger snips my pictures on the right though. Any way to fix that?






Yes, I like vignettes. Shut up.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

My puppy is gone

I'm not sure where he went. One day, I had this little fuzzy thing...

...and now he's gone. In his place is this hairy beast:

I guess this guy is pretty cool too, so I'll keep him around.


Wolfie approves of the obnoxious adolescent.

Wolfie tries for regal...

...and then FAILS.

So my mother is lending me her camera. I hate it. But it's better than nothing. I've been scheming ways to get my hands on a digital Rebel sometime soon... we shall see. I'll still want a point-and-shoot most likely, but I may wait a little longer and go with the Rebel first.

Sarasota is still fantastic. I am happier here than I've been in a long, long time.

Even when Scorch sets out to prove that he can remove all of his toys 100x faster than I can put them away...